Saucony Fastwitch 6 Racing Flat Review

I have a fair amount of history with the Saucony Fastwitch line. The Fastwitch 2 was my first racing shoe, and it was the shoe I wore for 2 of my first 4 marathons. It was also my first real racing flat, and it introduced me to the benefits of lightweight footwear. Two years ago, […]

Asics Gel Lyte33 v2 Running Shoe Review

It’s been a long time since I’ve worn an Asics shoe. Back when I first started running I had a pair of the 2100 series that I liked, but since moving to more minimal footwear Asics has simply not had a lot to offer a runner with my preferences aside from a few racing flats […]

Salomon Sense and Salomon Sense Ultra – A Comparative Review by Ben Luedke

The Salomon S-Lab design team partnered with ultrarunning champ Kilian Jornet to create the Salomon Sense.  The team designed the shoe to be worn sockless by Kilian for the Western States 100 mile Endurance Run (which Kilian won in his second attempt – he decided to bring water bottles this time and try hydrating, good […]

Saucony Virrata Zero Drop Running Shoe Review

Several weeks ago I travelled a bit over an hour south from my home in New Hampshire to visit Saucony headquarters in Lexington, Massachusetts. The purpose of my visit was twofold. First, I wanted to visit their biomechanics lab and have my form analyzed using their gait analysis setup (force plate treadmill, 3d kinematics – […]

Dirty Runner – Patagonia Evermore Trail Running Shoe Review

I recently received an email from Patagonia asking if I would like to review their new 4mm drop lightweight trail shoe, the Patagonia Evermore.  I was excited at the prospect since I had spotted a glimpse of the shoe a few weeks earlier and it had sparked my interest.  (Disclosure: this pair of shoes was […]

New Balance 890 v3: Guest Review by Ron Abramson

In the realm of romantic relationships, monogamy is a virtue. When I sought to apply that virtue to running shoes, though, I quickly found myself feeling oppressed, limited and pining for the sexy contours and promising performance features of shoes made by my “main squeeze’s” competitors. After deciding to see other people [okay, this metaphor […]

Mizuno Wave Ekiden Racing Flat Review by Coach Caleb

After becoming very popular in the Japanese market, Mizuno has introduced the Wave Ekiden, a neutral racing flat, to the US.  The name of the shoe is a reference to competitive relay racing in Japan, which is as much (or more) a part of the athletic zeitgeist there as collegiate cross country and track & […]

Micro Review: Merrell Torrent Shell Jacket

I tend to focus my efforts on reviewing shoes here on Runblogger. However, if I had had to identify a second love it would probably be jackets. Unfortunately, there’s really not that much to dissect when it comes to most running apparel. Most don’t really affect your performance all that much, and a bad jacket […]

New Balance MT110WR Winter Running Shoe Review

The New Balance MT110 is a trail shoe that held  lot of initial promise for me, but was done in by a sole that was overly built up under the lateral forefoot. This caused my feet to tilt inward simply standing in the shoes, and led to a bout of posterior tibial tendonitis after a […]

Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe Review

I’ll start this review by saying that I am loving the Brooks PureDrift, but with a big caveat. That caveat is that I didn’t love the shoe out of the box, and I needed to make a modification for the shoe to work for me. So let’s start with my problem. The Brooks PureDrift is […]